March 2019 First Friday Art Walk

Reflections and Refractions of Nature: An Exploration by Two Artists

Loren Nelson shares an exploration of nature with his striking black and white photographs. Nelson was inspired by the oak groves of the Willamette Valley and in the show you will see some of the work he has done for the Oak Accord. The Oak Accord is a voluntary conservation agreement by landowners in the Willamette Valley to protect and restore the native oak habitat on their property.

Ann Cavanaugh continues this exploration of nature in glass. Using Loren’s photos as well as other images for inspiration, she captures colors and textures of nature in her fused pieces. As an artist Ann has always been drawn to the depth and complexity that was possible by building layers of glass into translucent images of amazing emotional power.